Saturday, January 24, 2009

Date night!

so one of the things I touched on in the new year's letter to friends and family is that Troy and I are going to start having a monthly date night. I'm proud to say that tonight we have reservations at Ruth Chris, and I have a dress that miraculously still fits me after all the eating I've done this Christmas. ok.. so no miracle.. it's a stretchy material, and I bought it in the REGULAR women's size instead of the petite size. but still! even in the regular size it's a very single digit size, so that's good.

I could go on a really long tangent about my deep-rooted fear of become crazy fat again like I was when I was in nevada. and some people could easily get pissed off or more so have no sympathy cause my neurotic self-image makes me feel that me in a size 10 is absolutely disgusting, and for a while I was packing size 12s in nevada. this is not to say that I look at someone who may be a certain size with utter disdain. just myself.

but this is my blog and my issues, and I'm telling you my petite 4s are not fitting me and I feel fat. but hooray for psycho-crazy mind games... the dress I'm wearing tonight is a 4... albeit REGULAR size 4... but that knowledge that I can still wear a size 4 combined with a glass or two of wine will allow me to push through my OTHER deep rooted issues of lacking any semblance of a sex drive and perhaps.. just perhaps have a conjugal visit with my husband. just sayin'.

ok. not bad. only a short tangent.

so anyways. date night! tonight! babysitter.. SCHEDULED! annnd... the best part? well, not sure if this is the best part or just another really good part or what.. BUT... I already have our babysitter lined up for a date night in February! woooo! (see? TOTAL "WOO!" girl, I am, I am!) so yeah.. 2 for 2! this is big, people!

last year we gave ourselves a goal of going to 6... only SIX restaurants over the course of a year together. we went to 3. THREE. over a WHOLE YEAR. and only ONE of the restaurants was together. not good, dude.

so our date is tonight (WOOO!), and next month, our date is on valentine's day. TOTALLY corny, I know... but??? but! I have NEVER been on a date for valentine's day in MY LIFE. I have been out drinking... I have been home crying, I have been home sick, pregnant, or otherwise tending to a child in some form of distress... but never out with my man on the day itself.

so next month we continue our journey into LIVING together by having a date on V-day. again.. corny, I know. but corn is a vegetable, and I need to be on a diet, and vegetables are good for diets, so bring on the corn.

and wine.

you know... just a glass or two.


Erin said...

Good for you guys! I hope you have a great time. And ENJOY that steak and potatoes and don't worry about numbers ... I know it's hard, don't talk to me right now about how things are fitting and not fitting ... ugh! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! We are supposed to be a on a date tonight (sorta). We had a very impromptu offer from good friends of ours to take the Munchkin Man for the night...then I realized I needed to make a few more attempted job contacts before the week was over..and of course I couldn't get online without checking out the Cze-J. Glad you guys are out. I'm off to enjoy the rest of the night (before little girl wakes up)! Big hugs! D in D

Marianna said...

I hope he brings you flowers for your Valentine's Day date! :)

Yay for Date Night!


Jodes said...

good for you guys! we made the same resolution and also had a sitter last night. but then zoe FREAKED out when we were leaving and it took 20 mins to calm her down and we missed the movie and i was too pissy to want to go eat somewhere. so we rented a movie and picked up dinner and watched and ate at his mom's place. totally lame, but we were together and not in charge of any children for awhile! we have the sitter lined up for the 28th next month and am hoping for a better escape! where are you guys going for valentine's?

Susie said...

So great! Really excited this is working out for you! We have been doing more date nites at home lately (seems contrary to the terms I know but we take what we can get) and we always feel more connected when we do. The conjugal visits help as well.


Christie said...

Date nights rock. And so does Ruth Chris. Steak is yummy. We just had our third date night in sixteen months so I'm feeling your pain a bit. It was so much fun we have agreed to make it a priority.